Journal Articles andCAFEH Website Legen update 2015_BL

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Health Studies


yellowWalker, D.I,, Lane K.J., Liu K., Uppal K., Patton A.P., Durant J.L., Jones D.P., Brugge D. Pennell K.D. Metabolomic assessment of exposure to near-highway ultrafine particles. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. 2019; 29:469–483

Corlin, L., Ball, S., Woodin, M., Patton, A.P., Lane, K., Durant, J.L., Brugge, D., Relationship of Time-Activity-Adjusted Particle Number Concentration with Blood Pressure. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(9)

Fuller CH, O’Neill MS, Sarnat JA, Chang HH, Tucker KL, Brugge D. Short-and medium-term associations of particle number concentration with cardiovascular markers in a Puerto Rican cohort. Environmental Research. 2018; 166:595-601.

yellowCorlin, L., Woodin, M., Hart, JE., Simon, M., Gute, DM., Stowell, J., Tucker, KL., Durant, J., and Brugge, D. Longitudinal associations of long-term exposure to ultrafine particles with blood pressure and systematic inflammation in Puerto Rican adults. Environmental Health. 2018; 17:33 

yellowBrugge, D., Simon, M. C., Hudda, N., Zellmer, M., Corlin, L., Cleland, S., Lu, EY., Rivera, S., Bryne, M., Chung, M., & Durant, J. L. Lessons from in-home air filtration intervention trials to reduce urban ultrafine particle number concentrations. 2017; Building and Environment 126 266-275

Li Y, Lane K.J., Corlin L, Patton A.P., Durant J, Thanikachalam M, Woodin M, Wang M, and Brugge D. Association of Long-Term Near-Highway Exposure to Ultrafine Particles with Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes and Hyperextension. International Journal of Environmetal Research and Public Health. 2017; 14, 461; doi:10.3390

IMG_4201blueredyellowLane K.J, Levy J.I, Scammell M.K, Peters J.L., Patton A.P., Reisner E., Lowe L, Zamore W, Durant J., Brugge D. Association of modeled long-term personal exposure to ultrafine particles with inflammatory and coagulation biomarkersEnvironment International. 2016; 92-93:173-182. 

blueredyellowPadró-Martínez LT, Owusu E, Reisner E, Zamore W, Simon MC, Mwamburi M, Brown CA, Chung M, Brugge D, Durant JL. A randomized cross-over air filtration intervention trial for reducing cardiovascular health risks in residents of public housing near a highway. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(7):7814-38.

yellowstarFuller CF, Williams PL, Mittleman MA, Patton AP, Spengler JD, Brugge D. Response of biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation to short-term changes in central site, local and predicted particle number concentrationsAnnals of Epidemiology. 2015; 25(7);505-511.

yellowChung M, Wang DD, Rizzo AM, Gachette D, Delnord M, Parambi R, Kang C-M, Brugge D. Association of PNC, BC, PM2.5 measured at a central monitoring site with blood pressure in a predominantly near highway populationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(3):2765-80.

Rioux CL, Tucker KL, Brugge D, Mwamburi M. Medication type modifies inflammatory response to traffic exposure in a population with type 2 diabetesEnvironmental Pollution. 2015; 202:58-65.

blueyellowCorlin L, Woodin M, Thanikachalam M, Lowe L, Brugge D. Evidence of the healthy immigrant effect in older Chinese immigrants: a cross-sectional study. BioMed Central Public Health. 2014; 14:603.

Brugge D, Lane K, Padró-Martínez LT, Stewart A, Hoesterey K, Weiss D, Wang DD, Levy JI, Patton AP, Zamore W, Mwamburi M. Highway proximity associated with cardiovascular disease risk: the influence of individual-level confounders and exposure misclassification. Environmental Health  2013; 12:84.

yellowstarBrugge D, Lane K, Stewart A, Tai A, Woodin M.  Highway proximity associations with blood markers of inflammation: Evidence for a role for IL-1ß.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 2013; 76:201–205.

red Rioux CL, Tucker KL, Brugge D, Gute DM, Mwamburi M.  Traffic Exposure in a Population with High Prevalence Type 2 Diabetes – Do Medications Influence Concentrations of C-Reactive Protein?  Environmental Pollution.  2011; 159:2051-2060.

greenRioux CL, Tucker KL, Mwamburi M, Gute DM, Cohen SA, Brugge D. Residential Traffic Exposure, Pulse Pressure and C-Reactive Protein: Consistency and Contrast Among Exposure Characterization Methods. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010; 118:803-811.


Exposure Assessment


Corlin, L., Woodin, M., Amaravadi, H., Henderson, N., Brugge, D., Durant, J.L., Gute, D.M. A field study to estimate inhalation rates for use in a particle inhalation rate exposure metric. Science of the Total Environment.  2019, 696, 133919

Leaffer, D., Wolfe, C., Doroff, S., Gute, D., Wang, G., Ryan, P. Wearable Ultrafine Particle and Noise Monitoring Sensors Jointly Measure Personal Co-Exposures in a Pediatric Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  2019, 16(3), 308

redLane KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Patton AP, Durant JL, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Brugge D. Effect of time-activity adjustment on exposure assessment for traffic-related ultrafine particles. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2015; 25:506-516.

redyellowWu C-D, MacNaughton P, Melly S, Lane K, Adamkiewicz G, Durant JL, Brugge D, Spengler JD.  Mapping the vertical distribution of population and particulate air pollution in a near–highway urban neighborhood: Implications for exposure assessment.  Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 2014; 24:297-304.

Lane K, Scammell K, Levy JI, Fuller C, Parambi R, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D. Positional error and time-activity patterns in near-highway proximity studies: an exposure misclassification analysis. Environmental Health. 2013; 12:75.

redstar Fuller CH, Brugge D, Williams PL, Mittleman MA, Lane K, Durant JL, Spengler JD. Indoor and outdoor measurements of particle number concentration in near-highway homes. Journal of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology. 2013; 23:506-512.


Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling


Simon MC, Patton AP, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Kumar P, Brugge D, Durant JL. Combining Measurements from Mobile Monitoring and a Reference Site To Develop Models of Ambient Ultrafine Particle Number Concentration at Residences. 2018. Environmental Science and Technology. 52(12), 6985-6995.

Hudda, N., Simon, M. C., Zamore, W., & Durant, J. L. Aviation-Related Impacts on Ultrafine Particle Number Concentrations Outside and Inside Residences near an Airport. (2018) Environmental science & technology52(4), 1765-1772.

yellowSimon, M. C., Hudda, N, Naumov, E. N, Levy, J. I., Brugge, D, & Durant, J. L. Comparisons of traffic-related ultrafine particle number concentrations measured in two urban areas by central, residential, and mobile monitoring. 2017; Atmospheric Environment169, 113-127.

Leaffer, D. J., Mailk, R, Tracey, B, Gute, D. M, Hastings, A. L., Roof, C. J., & Noel, G. J. Correlating transportation noise frequencies with ultrafine particulate emissions by source: Implications for environmental health studies. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 2017; 173EAA (Vol. 30, No. 1, p. 040004). ASA.

yellowHudda, N, Simon, MC, Zamore, W, Brugge, D, & Durant, JL. Aviation Emissions Impact Ambient Ultrafine Particle Concentrations in the Greater Boston Area. Environmental Science and Technology. 2016.

Patton, A, Milando, C, Durant, JL., & Kumar, P. Assessing the Suitability of Multiple Dispersion and Land Use Regression Models for Urban Traffic-Related Ultrafine Particles. 2017. Environmental Science and Technology. 51 (1), pp 384–392

yellowPatton, AP, Zamore W, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Transferability and Generalizability of Regression Models of Ultrafine Particles in Urban Neighborhoods in the Boston AreaEnvironmental Science and Technology. 2015; 49(10):6051-6060.

yellowstarPatton AP, Perkins J, Zamore W, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL. Spatial and temporal differences in traffic-related air pollution in three urban neighborhoods near an interstate highway. Atmospheric Environment. 2014; 99:309-21.

yellowPatton AP, Collins C, Naumova EN, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. An hourly regression model for ultrafine particles in a near-highway urban area. Environmental Science and Technology. 2014; 48(6):3272-3280.

redyellowPerkins JL, Padró-Martínez LT, Durant JL. Particle number emission factors for an urban highway tunnel. Atmospheric Environment. 2013; 74:326-337.

 Padró-Martínez LT, Patton AP, Trull JB, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. Mobile monitoring of particle number concentration and other traffic-related air pollutants in a near-highway neighborhood over the course of a yearAtmospheric Environment. 2012; 61:253-264.

 yellowFuller CH, Brugge D, Williams P, Mittleman M, Durant JL, Spengler JD. Estimation of ultrafine particle concentrations at near-highway residences using data from local and central monitors.  Atmospheric Environment 2012;  57:257-265.

yellowDurant JL, Ash CA, Wood EC, Herndon SC, Jayne JT, Knighton WB, Canagaratna MR, Trull JB, Brugge D, Zamore W, and Kolb CEShort-term variation in near-highway air pollutant gradients on a winter morning.  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2010; 10:8341–8352.

Rioux CL, Gute DM, Brugge D, Peterson S, Parmenter B.  Characterizing Urban Traffic Exposures Using Transportation Planning Tools: An Illustrated Methodology for Health Researchers.  Journal of Urban Health. 2010; 87:167-188.


Health Literacy


Wong C, Wu CH, Cleary E, Patton AP, Xie A, Grinstein G, Koch-Wesser S, Brugge D. Visualizing Air Pollution: Communication of Environmental Health Information in a Chinese Immigrant Community. Journal of Health Communication, International Perspectives. 2019; 24:339-358.

Brugge D, Migdalia Tracy, Thayer K, Thayer A, Dayer B, Figueroa N & Rossi, S. The Role of Environmental Health Literacy When Developing Traffic Pollution Fact Sheets for Puerto Rican Adults. Environmental Justice. 2018; 1:22.

Cleary E, Patton A, Wu H, Xie A, Stubblefield J, Mass W, Grinstein G, Koch-Weser S, Brugge D, Wong C. Making Air Pollution Visible: A Tool for Promoting Environmental Health Literacy. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2017/2/e16/

starLaws MB, Yeh Y, Reisner E, Stone K, Wang T, Brugge D. Gender, ethnicity, and environmental risk perception revisited: the importance of residential location. Journal of Community Health. 2015; 40(5):948-955.


Reviews, Methods, and CBPR


Brugge D. On the Need for Better Exposure Assessment for Air Pollution with High Spatial and Temporal Variation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(9), 1594

Kumar P, Patton AP, Durant JL, Frey C. A review of factors impacting exposure to PM2.5, ultrafine particles and black carbon in Asian transport microenvironments. Atmospheric Environment. 201; 187:301-316

Martinez LS, Reisner E, Campbell M, Brugge D. Participatory Democracy, Community Organizing and the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH) Partnership.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14, 149

Brugge D, Patton AP, Bob A, Reisner E, Lowe L, Bright OM, Durant JL, Newman J, Zamore W. Developing community-level policy and practice to reduce traffic-related air pollution exposureEnvironmental Justice. 2015; 8 (3):95-104. 

Brugge D, Reisner E, Padró-Martínez LT, Zamore W, Owusu E, Durant JL. In-home air filtration for improving cardiovascular health: Lessons from a CBPR study in public housingProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 2013; 7:49-56.

Fuller CH, Patton AP, Lane K, Laws MB, Marden A, Carrasco E, Spengler J, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D.  A Community Participatory Study of Cardiovascular Health and Exposure to Near-highway Air Pollution: Study Design and Methods.  Reviews on Environmental Health 2013; 28:1-72.

starBrugge D, Siu JW, Schiff D, Hui C, Palella M, Buchner V, Woodin M. Methodological lessons and pilot data on the effect of proximity of homes and schools to highways on pediatric asthma and lung function. Reviews on Environmental Health. 2011; 26:119-125.

starHemphill Fuller C, Reisner E, Meglio D, Brugge D.  Challenges of using community-based participatory research to research and solve environmental problems.  In Participatory partnerships for social action and research.  Harter LM, Hamel-Lambert J, Millesen J, eds. 2011:31-48.

Brugge D, Durant JL, Rioux C.  Near-highway pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust: A review of epidemiologic evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks.  Environmental Health. 2007; 6:23.



Thanikachalam M, Fuller CH, Lane KJ, Sunderarajan J, Harivanzan V, Brugge D, Thanikachalam S. Urban environment as an independent predictor of insulin resistance in a South Asian population. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2019; 18:5.

Corlin L, Lane KJ, Sunderarajan J, Chui KKH, Vijayakumar H, Krakoff L, Chandrasekaran A, Thanikachalam S, Brugge D, Thanikachalam M.  Urbanization as a risk factor for aortic stiffness in a cohort in India.  Public Library of Science. 2018: e0201036.













































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